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Sharing your Destination Wedding Story

DC Vekic blog December 18, 2019

Earlier this year, when I was participating in the Los Angeles Wedding Expo. There was elite group of Wedding Professionals. That is where I met Keverne, the founder of KardZee Wedding, and found a very unique way to combine the wedding invitations into an online experience. I asked her to write an article about how it all works. So here it is, in her own words.

Enjoy,

DC Vekic, Founder Cosmopolitan Travels, Inc.

Sharing your Wedding Story with your Guests – the Invitation Journey for your Destination Wedding by Keverne Denahan, Founder, KardZee Wedding

Save-the-Date – Why it’s so important!

You got engaged and you are blissfully over the top in love!  This is YOUR time.  Right now is one of the happiest times of your life, am I right?  You are constantly looking at your hand, you get giddy when you see your Boo….and you get to say the words “my fiancé”.  This is the only time that you get to say that word until you get married.

One of the biggest parties of your life is about to happen – yes, that’s really what it is.  So what can you do to share your Wedding Story and what does that mean?  

Every engaged couple has a love story to share with their Guests.  Take them on your Wedding Journey with you.  You can start sharing this story with your Save-the-Date – especially if it’s a Destination Wedding.  People are busier now, they need advance notice and your Save-the-Date card, in my opinion, sets the tone for the whole event. 

The Save-the-Date is the perfect lead-up to the Invitation which is the star of your entire Wedding Story.  What if your Save-the-Date had photos of you and your fiancé as children?  (adorable alert!).  

Wedding Invitations with RSVP Management are part of the Experience

Now it’s time to share your Engagement Photos and Videos on your Wedding Invitation and invite your Guests. Creating a personalized love story that’s all about you and your Boo – after all, a Wedding is about YOU!  Your Guests will get caught up in your beautiful story and feel even more connected to your magical day. 

But RSVP is ALWAYS a headache especially when it’s a Destination Wedding.  Guests can scan the RSVP link right from your Invitation OR respond from the digital version that they receive while KardZee manages the whole thing.  

Links to your Wedding web page, your Registry, your venue…or even a video for Guests to scan with their phones.  Suddenly you are not just sending a paper Invitation card, you are sharing your STORY with your Guests that they can experience. 

The Destination Wedding Thank You Card 

A video and photos of your Wedding Reception on your Thank You card is perfect.   For Guests who gave gifts but couldn’t attend, now they are included in the magic of your Big Day and for Guests that were present, they can relive the joy of your Wedding.  With the KardZee print on-demand feature, we can send just one Thank You card for that late gift you received. 

This is a once in a lifetime journey.  Capture it with a full-service, personalized, Wedding Story from the Save-the-Date to the Invitation to the Thank You card taking your Guests along for the ride.  KardZee Wedding does everything for you.  

We are your Invitation company that personalizes your Journey with your RSVP Management, Wedding Colors, Photos, Videos, Links to favorite places, hotel, venue and more plus Menu and Place cards All-in-One to make it easy for you and your Guests to enjoy and attend your Destination Wedding. 

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the Journey. 

We can’t wait to share your Wedding Story!

Keverne Denahan

Founder

KardZee Wedding

events@kardzee.com

www.kardzee.com/wedding.html

INSTAGRAM @kardzeewedding

8 Wedding Invitation Trends that will change your life

You are planning one of the biggest parties of your LIFE. What are the latest and greatest trends in Wedding Invitations? KardZee is setting the bar for what is trending in Wedding Invitations. Let’s go:

1.RSVP from the Invitation: No more separate RSVP cards, envelopes and stamps and more wasted paper, matching up envelopes with your guest list and all of that time. The new trend in RSVP’s is letting your Guests scan their RSVP right from the invitation or respond via their digital version of your Invitation PLUS someone else manages it for you! Eco-friendly, less expensive and saves hundreds of hours of your valuable time – which, when you’re about to get married, you don’t have any time to spare! 

2. Video on your cards! A link to your Engagement video or a cute DIY video on your Save-the-Date and Wedding Invitation shares your Wedding Story in a new and different way. You come to LIFE on the cards you are sending your Guests! What better way to get everyone more involved in your LOVE story? Thank You cards can have a highlight from the Wedding Reception or even a Honeymoon video! 

3. No more ordering ‘extras’ – of anything. – Printing companies make you order extras of everything because they won’t do that ‘run’ again. It’s a waste of paper and money. What do you do with all of those extra invitations anyway? By using technology, you can order only what you need. If you forget someone or got some RSVP’s from the A list and now you want to use the B list, just order 5 more, 1 more – whatever you need. For Thank You cards, if someone sends you a gift 6 months later, you can order just one Thank You card for that person. 

4. Tangible AND a Digital version sent to each Guest: A tangible invitation is necessary for a Wedding but if people miss it, they also get a digital version emailed to them with links to your video, venue, wedding page and more. 

5. Eco-friendly Envelope: Each tangible card is mailed in a clear eco-friendly envelope. This also includes our postcards so they arrive in perfect condition. Your Guest will get excited about your special day before they even remove the Invitation from the envelope!  

6. No more Postage costs: Why should you have to go buy stamps and put them on every single card when someone else does it for you? It’s still a LOVE stamp, you just aren’t doing it. This is a GREAT trend and with postage included, this is trend we know you love!


7. Cards in any language:
 Parlez vous français? Hablas español? Você fala português? English not your first language? KardZee understands the language of LOVE in almost any language! We can create Cards in different languages that speak to your guests.

8. Payment Plans: Wedding are expensive but no one does Payment Plans for the Wedding Invitation Journey. KardZee offers EZee Payment Plans so your expenses are manageable. We create a customized payment plan that works for your budget. 

Your Wedding is your day to SHINE and celebrate with Your Guests. KardZee is here to help share your bespoke Wedding Story in an immersive way that includes Your Guests on the Journey to ‘I do.’ We create, design, print, mail and manage everything FOR YOU. No one else is offering this level of personalized, Full-service invitation story-telling. To discover more email events @ kardzee .com.

Are you ready to start ordering your Wedding Invitations?
Visit our wedding link is www.kardzee.com/weddings.html
For the latest trends in Wedding Invitations go to our Instagram page @kardzee_wedding

Photo Credit: Brant Bender Photography

Tahiti and Her Islands

DC Vekic blog January 9, 2017

Flying into a majestic sunset into Bora Bora airport, you can see rows and rows of the over-the-water bungalows in the glistening lagoon. It is truly an awe-inspiring site. You get it.

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Bora Bora water is said to have 42 different shades of the color blue in her waters, and it is certainly true.

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Only an 8 hour flight from LAX, but ‘in the middle of nowhere’, Tahitian Islands are a true slice of paradise. Half-way between Chile and Australia, under the govenrning of France, makes this location  a bit difficult as almost EVERYTHING has to be imported. Which is certainly a factor when it comes to how much things cost when you’re there. And you do have to prepare yourself to spend some money.

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We all know that the picture is worth a thousand words, but it still can not do justice to the Tahitian Islands, as everywhere you look you see ‘a screensaver’. At the end of your trip, whatever money you ended up spending will be well worth it, as THIS is the place for the bucket list, ultimate honeymoon/romance destination, and the place you will think of on your deathbed as one of the prettiest you’ve seen.

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This is the place that gave us our first over-the-water bungalow, exactly 50 years ago. The new overthewater bungalows in Mexico and Jamaica, can certainly rival the luxury of the Tahitian bungalows, but can never come close to the lagoon water, coral and fish swimming around.

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Still, with the breathtaking natural beauty, Tahitian people will make the biggest impact. Always smiling, welcoming and gentle.

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Tiare, the national flower of Tahiti, is all over the islands. Flowers, in general are everywhere, and that is usually your first contact with Tahiti, when someone puts a lei of fragrant flowers around your neck.

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I’m even throwing in a personal photo on a boat.

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Anyway you look at it, Tahitian Islands are a place that will have a profound impact on everyone who visits.

If planning a destinantion wedding, honeymoon or a visit, don’t hesitate to call 800-303-7901, or email me.

 

5 Tips for an Awesome Honeymoon

DC Vekic blog May 14, 2015

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#1 – HIRE A TRAVEL AGENT. This might sound self serving coming from an industry professional, but a majority of the time it doesn’t cost more than booking on the internet and they will do all of the leg work for you. Plus, a reputable travel agent will be a great advisor and advocate ensuring you not only get the best value, but also make sure you get all of the honeymoon freebies (champagne welcome, breakfast in bed, spa discounts, private dinners, etc.) that online booking site might not even mention.

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#2 – BOOK EARLY. The deposits to book a honeymoon are not large and usually they are refundable. By booking early, you will insure early booking bonuses and discounts. Also if you have your heart set on a special room category, like millionaire suite, master suite, swim-out suite, etc, you will ensure you get it as there is a very small number of those rooms in existence. Some are even sold out a year in advance!

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#3 – DISCOVER A NEW PLACE TOGETHER – Go someplace where the Bride and Groom have never been before. Unless the honeymoon is a tribute to a milestone event (for example: proposal in Hawaii – honeymooning where he proposed), the honeymoon should be a brand new milestone that will create new memories and forever tie Bride and Groom to its location.

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#4 – KEEP YOUR CELLPHONES OFF (as much as you can) AND SHARE EXPERIENCES with EACH OTHER. There will be plenty of time after the honeymoon to accept all the congratulations and well wishes from friends and relatives. If you are an Instagram junkie, limit yourself to 3-4 posts a day. Concentrate on sharing experiences, like couples massage, candlelit private dinner on the beach, or just spending an entire day doing nothing but enjoying each other’s company.

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#5 – CREATE MEMORIES – Amazingly enough, sometimes couples are so immersed in their trip they forget to take photos. Make a conscious effort to take a good camera and take pictures of each other on your honeymoon. If a resort has a professional photographer, book a session. Your travel agent will know and might even be able to arrange a discount. Buy a souvenir together, something that will bring back memories when you look at it. Do something together that neither of you has done before.

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For a free honeymoon consultation call 800-303-7901 or email dc@cosmopolitantravels.com